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Gastric ulcers are an ever-present threat to our horses’ health, happiness and ability to perform.
The statistics on the number of horses with gastric ulcers are frightful… over 90% of horses in some disciplines are affected! Yikes!!
And the thing is… gastric ulcers are caused by us!
The way we feed, house, ride and interact with our horses are the single biggest cause of ulceration.
So we want to invite you to our Masterclass to learn more about gastric ulcers, and specifically the simple things you can do to prevent them!
Dr Nerida Richards B Rur. Sc (Hon1) PhD RAnNutr
Nerida graduated from the University of New England with a degree in Rural Science in 1999 and a PhD in Equine Nutrition in 2004. Nerida is a registered animal nutritionist (equine) with the Nutrition Society of Australia.⠀
Nerida founded Equilize Horse Nutrition in 2003 and has been working as a consulting equine nutritionist ever since, providing high level technical support to feed and supplement companies in Australia, Japan, USA and Europe.
The last 16 years has seen Nerida work with more than 30 companies, focusing on product development, education, research and on-farm support. Nerida also developed and commercialised FeedXL and has led the FeedXL team since 2006 to bring a science based, yet practical method of assessing equine rations to the horse industries of the world!
A true country girl at heart, Nerida has always had a love of horses, a passion for agriculture and a zeal for and natural understanding of nutrition. In her typical style of combining credible science with practical knowledge and a bunch of props she stole from her kids, Nerida shares her knowledge in a way that is easy to understand and simple to put into practice to improve the health and performance of your own horses.
While Nerida covers all areas of equine nutrition, her particular areas of interest are in gut health, laminitis, safe feeding of high energy feeds (particularly cereal grains), nitrate toxicity, managing large breeding farms, growing horse nutrition, pasture nutrition, bighead disease, mycotoxins and feeding the performance horse.
Ben graduated from Murdoch University in 1997 and completed an internship at Randwick Equine Centre in 1998.
His post-graduate studies continued with a residency at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Centre in Virginia from 2000-2003 after which he moved to Finland where he spent 7 years in both academic and private practice.
He moved back to Australia in 2009 and currently works for Massey University as an Associate Professor in Equine Internal Medicine and privately as a consultant to a range of companies.
Ben is boarded with both the European College of Equine Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and completed his doctorate on factors affecting omeprazole therapy in the horse at the University of Queensland in 2016.
He is the lead author of the ECEIM Consensus Statement on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome and speaks regularly at international conferences on subjects relating to gastrointestinal health of the horse.